Running head: School Uniforms1School Uniforms: To Wear or Not To Wear? That Is The Question.Ilunga Harris ENG122:English Composition IIInstructor Melissa RigneyOctober 30, 2016
School Uniforms2The idea of wearing uniforms to school has been a subject of debate for many, many years. The concept of wearing school uniforms has been around for a long time but has not always been enforced or accepted throughout the United States. School uniforms have been time tested and reviewed by many groups over the years. However, the Catholic school system has been using the school uniform policy and dress code for many decades. In more recent times it has been a huge controversy about limiting a child's self-expression and creativity. Many school systems have implemented uniforms into their dress code policy in order to make strides to improve the school for the students as well as the teachers. But there are some people who do not favor the implementation of institute uniforms and some of the people think the implementation of wearing uniforms do not make any sense. School uniforms in the public schools can be beneficial because it will be cost efficient for low-income families, decrease bullying, help teachers form better relationships with the students, and promote unity among students It has been tested and proven that in states and cities where gang violence and theft in schools have decreased because of the execution of school uniforms. A study shows that schoolchildren who feel safe and confident at school tend to do better academically. For example, "Since 1994, when mandatory uniform policies were adopted in this school district, district officials have found that violence and discipline problems dramatically decreased. In the first year following implementation, overall school crime decreased by 36%; sex offenses, by 74%; physical fights between students, by 51%; weapons offenses, by 50%; assault and battery offenses, by 34%; school suspensions, by 32%; and vandalism, by 18% " [Kin98]. Quite a lot of people think that the implementation of school uniform rules will proceed to improved school
School Uniforms3protection, pupil obedience, and student education. “More commonly, quite a few people have contended that school uniforms will help in decreasing school violence and thievery, counteract gang-related activity, for example, students wearing gang-related shades and gang-related flags and insignia, impart self-discipline in students, help students to focus on their school studies, help schoolchildren to withstand peer pressure, and help school representatives easily distinguishschool intruders,” (King, 1998). Therefore, school uniforms have been proven to improve the
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